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...are the hands that do good things for the whole community: thvie enronment, seniors, kids, and animals. that's why we created the share the love event. by the end of this year, the total donated by subaru could reach 35 million dollars. you get a great deal on a new subaru. we'll donate 250 dollars to a choice of charities that benefit your community. it feels good to be a helping hand. his journey from a prisoner to a president embodies the promise that human beings and countries can change for the better. his commitment to transfer power and reconcile with those who who jailed him set a
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humanity we should all aspire to. the fact he did it with grace, with humor, and the ability to acknowledge his own imperfections only makes the man that much more remarkable. >> nelson mandela is dead tonight after a a long battle with lung problems. >> we have a lot to tell you about tonight, but first a warning about weather that may affect your commute. right to our chief meteorologist. >> reporter: the rain is on the way, and there's rain and showers across parts of the metro area. the heaviest activity back in the mountains. that's for us on friday, and then back into ohio valley and western kentucky and tennessee, that's snow, sleet, and freezing rain. that will be season. look at the temperatures weirdly warm out. 63 in leesburg, 62 downtown, and the midnight temperature will end up being the high for tomorrow, but i want you to dress for the 40s, because
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temperatures will fall all day. yellow alert. dress for the 40s. you wi be in the 40s to come home. mild start, and then a red alert on sunday with the snow and mix on the way. wakeup weather, not too bad. temperatures 55 to 60 to start, and then they will fall. the showers across the board. a wet move going to work and coming home. take a light jacket. temperatures in the 50s, and then in the evening hour, in the 40s. more on the time table of when the snow and sleet will roll in. >> all right, topper, thank you. nelson mandela is dead, and tonight it seems like the whole world is remembering his life and what he stood for. >> reporter: at journey's end, mandela was a freedom fighter and a statesman. >> but at the very beginning, 95 years ago, he was a boy, a
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boy his mom named troublemaker. >> and what wonders, what must be going through mr. mandela's mind at this moment. an indescribable moment. his walk to freedom after year in the robin island prison. he stepped into the waiting arms of his family and the joyous expectations of an entire country. >> i cherish the idea of a new soh . >> reporter: mandela not only became the first south african black president, but he won the nobel peace prize after putting aside his feelings for his former jailers and inviting them home. >> i have fought against the white domination, and i have fought very firmly against that
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domination. >> reporter: nelson mandela's given name translates as troublemaker. it was a teacher who changed it to nelson as the young mandela grew up if a privileged home and was first a lawyer, representing blacks forced off their land, but his nonviolent apartide opposition ended foo after 69 peaceful black protesters were slaughtered by the police in what was knowns at sharkville massacre. >> there's many people who feel it's fruitless for us to continue to talk about peace and nonviolence. >> reporter: mandela was the lawyer was mandela the freedom fighter, repeatedly challenge the white minory rule until his conviction of sabotage and conspiracy to overthrow the government. at age 44, his sentence was life. mandela would be 71 before the world would see him again. nelson mandela served one term
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as president and then retired from public life but continued to advocate for the causes important to him like aids and to continue to meet with dignitaries all over the world. in june he was rushed to the hospital for the reoccurring lung infection he first con democratted in prison. he first went home, but he remained in critical condition. >> people all over the world, including the dc area, it was just this last fall when a statue of mandela was dedicated to him at the south african embassy. that's where we have more tonight. >> reporter: the fence here did not stop him. people have been out here all night, laying flowers, lighting candling, bringing people closer together. people want to be closer to
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him. >> i like him right now. >> reporter: when the world loses minnesota like nelson mandela, tears fall. >> we try to do anything prepare ourselves but emotionally it's not easy. it will take awhile to get over this. >> reporter: in reflection, many coming here to his statue at the south african embassy. people black, white, man, woman, young, old. they only see the man and what he stood for. >> it's a symbolic gesture that he should not be behind the fence. >> you know the barb wire, and they repressed him, oppression, imprisonment. >> reporter: while he is gone, his stories of sacrifice and imprisonment live. my dad said he invited his prosecutor to lunch at the jail, just a story of his supreme kindness. >> the fact he sat with people on the opposite side of the
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fence who imprisoned him, tortured him, and killed his people, and we can't talk across the aisle here? that's sad, isn't it? for me, he really is a hero. >> reporter: jan smart recalls what the global force for peace did for americans. >> i worked in the em back i did for many years, and i saw how much it meant to the americans and how much he inspired people just by sticking to his principles. >> reporter: but in south africa, he was even more than a principle man. >> a grandfather, a father, the conscious of the nation. >> reporter: and to the people he was -- >> someone who created hope for us. >> for me, it's a sense that my boys can have the opportunity to do a lot more things they may not have ever had to do. >> freedom, justice, equality. i think they are all important ideals, and he exposed those,
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and those ideals ring true everywhere. >> reporter: mandela and his long shadow will be remembered everywhere. by tomorrow, the staff hopes to clear a pathway to the statue. and they are going to open up the fence so visitors can see the statue, and there's many events planned over the next week or so until he is laid to rest. all the information on live at the south african embassy, i'm moley lang. no officer was closer to him than president clinton. when president clinton was caught up in scandal, mandela stood by him. >> he was an enormous help to me during all -- every biblical time i had as president. he went out of his way just to be my friend. he talked to me about life,
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raising kids, dealing with disappointment, managing anger, and he is one of -- he is an astonishing human being. >> mr. clinton said when he became president, he could have created a one-party state, and chose the politics of resentment, but instead he chose the parties of inclusion. >> president obama referred to one of his quotes today as he paid tribute to the late leader. >> as he once said, i'm not a saint unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying. >> to see more of mandela's memorable quotes on, that's where we have more reaction from around the world and a place to submit your photos and videos of the late leader. there's a lot more news to get to. we press on to it. tonight we are learning more about the american teacher shot
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to death in benghazi, libya. he was ronnie smith from texas. he was out taking his morning jog. when he left, he made a video for his church, and he said he was worried ability adapting to a foreign culture but expected his faith to sustain it. >> if there's any single person in the entire universe you can take a chance on, it's god. no matter what happens, i'm going, and that gives me peace, and i'm okay with that. >> smith was teaching chemistry at the international school in benghazi, and during his morning jog today, gunmen in a jeep pulled up, opened fire, and sped away. no one claimed responsibility, but the attack took place near the u.s. consulate where terrorists killed chris stevens and three other americans last year. we have breaking news right now out of laurel, maryland. firefighters, as you can see here, battling a fire that involves hazardous materials. it's at a business called
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laurel asphalt, on the 5500 block of vandusen road. diesel fuel and asphalt materials are involved in this. so far we have been told that no one in that area is in any kind of danger, and we do not have any word of any injuri at this point, but again, breaking news right now, firefighters are trying to put out a massive fire right now that involves hazardous material in laurel, maryland. tonight two investigations of dc officers involving sexual misconduct with minors. scott broom has the story of the officers involved in a a shocking child porn case. but first what a search warrant revealed after another officer was accused of running a prostitution ring. >> reporter: no charges, no arrests so far, but court documents unsealed today reveal what could be just an
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absolutely horrifying story. now police were trying to find a missing 16-year-old girl, and they tracked her cell phone to this apartment, and this is the apartment of a dc police officer. they found that 16-year-old girl inside with an 18-year-old young woman. the 16-year-old told investigators that the dc police officer was prostituting her, and he was offering her services on the website, and he had taken naked pictures of her to put on, and she said she was far from alone. she said that there were six other young women that the dc police officer was also prostituting. the girl said that the officer had offered her as a "date" to an older white male. he was to pay $80 to have sex
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with her, and of that $80, $20 was supposed to go to the officer. pimping and child prostitution, but again, so far no arrests. . >> 32-year-old dc police officer mark washington may be released on home detention to his neighborhood despite the allegations against him that he used his police powers into convincing a 15-year-old girl into taking naked photos. >> reporter: when the camera was seized monday, they found photos dating back to december 2011 prosecutors said today, among them, pictures of a reluctant 15-year-old south eastern washington runway who was coerced into taking pictures after he claimed he needed photos to identify her if she ever ran away again. the prosecutor said there was ample evidence he has done it
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before. at least three other unidentified victims were on the camera, including an unknown girl photographed on her bed in april 2012. washington is single and lives with his father in this waldorf town home. his attorney argued for release saying there is no potential danger now that he is stripped from his badge and gun and he turned himself in after first being questioned in the case. the magistrate is satisfied without his gun, police, and powers he could be released on home detention, but the judge stayed his own order for 24 hours to allow the prosecution to appeal. after two such allegations,
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we wonder what's going on in the department. >> reporter: murders, shakedowns, prostitution, dc police officers from detectives to captains to beat cops are committing the crimes in shocking numbers. a washington examiner analysis of data last year found police had arrested 90 mpd officers in 3.5 years. charles ramsey leads a force with thousands more officers in philadelphia, but he saw half as many of those officers arrested. >> right there, there's an indication because of the size of the police department and the number of people arrested, there's a problem in washington, dc. >> reporter: chief kathy laneer said she is very concerned about the latest allegations of conduct including the seven charges of child pornography against officer washington. >> whether it's a bad apple or
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a bad system in place, you have to look. when you think of all places that would be clone and -- clean and sanitary, you think of the hospital, right? >> one hospital gift shop was
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a hospital gift shot closed for health violations. russ ptacek is tracking it all opportunity down. >> reporter: hospitals closed lori gift shop for five violations including mice feces on the ground. no one from providence hospital responded. inspectors closed tortilla alberto's for not staffing anyone certified in food safety. the manager acknowledged that he allowed his certification to expire, and he said he
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recertified the same day. >> reporter: andrews in samp springs maryland, the shop smart outlet was operating without a health permit. >> begot it taken care of, and i called and doubled checked, and it's taken air of. >> reporter: this restaurant was closed for improperly storing food at improper temperatures and no hot water being delivered from any plumbing fixtures. the manager would not allow us in but did allow us to measure the hot water previously cited at a failing 87, now reading at a minimum passing temperature of 100 degrees. >> reporter: this station was also cited for no hot water, measuring at 61 degrees, and beverages were stored on the floor. an employee said the problem was fixed but the manager was out, and he would not call him for us. if you want to know about
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closures first, follow me on twister or like me on facebook. i'm russ ptacek, wusa 9. i just got a peek at new guides, and i'm getting more and more concerned for the ice storm. dc down to the district, you may not see temperatures above freezing until early monday morning. we will keep you posted and get back to it in a minute. the weather cam, it's 62. crazy warm outside. winds out of the south, southwest at 11. here's where the precipitation and storm are now. you can see the snow stretching over the narrow band. the ribbon of ice as well, and the rest is kentucky in through southern ohio and maryland and also west virginia. it's actually going to roll through here tonight in the form of rain and showers and continue tomorrow, and that's why we have a yellow alert for friday. wet commute going to work and
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coming home. nothing frozen tomorrow. don't worry about that, but be advised leaves on the road are slick this is the ice and the snow, and we will get into sunday, and right now, some slight showers across part of the metro area moving through. gaithersburg, and down to northwest dc, and more showers back to the west. again, it's going to be a wet commute. look at the warnings across much of the southern plains, and into pennsylvania. the white is winter storm warning. the red is ice storm warning. we have ice storm warnings down to arkansas and western tennessee. they, too, had warm air, and then it turned to arctic air, and it's an ice storm. even though we were 69 today, ice and snow on monday. yellow alert for showers. dress for the 40s. you will leave the door and it's in the 50s. falling temperatures all day, red alert on sunday. snow and we may actually see an inch or so before the
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changeover. low 50s by 1:00, and in the 40s by evening. a break on saturday, 46, and then colder. that's the downtown temp. saturday night, in the 20s in the burbs. red alert on sunday. check the batteries in your flashlight. back to 51 on monday. rain to snow on i started part-time, now i'm a manager.n. my employer matches my charitable giving. really.
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it has been the one major storm cloud hanging over college football this season, the most important player, jamison winstons with florida state regarding important stuff, rape or consensual stuff? it's a complex investigation. the prosecutors said there was not enough evidence to support charging winston, a hen ate by the woman involved had been drinking and her recollection was somewhat broken. dna was of another male was found, complicating things as well. christine brittan has written extensively about this. i want to get your total opinion the press conference today and what we heard. >> i think it's a muddled mess, understandably, the attorney
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decided he could not move forward with the charges because there was so much unknown, but that does not mean that it didn't happen. what it means, they don't have enough evidence, and he even said that at one point, and i think also the fact that it took 10 or 11 months, this alleged incident took until december 7th, and we are almost a year later, and the police dragged their feet for so long, i think it's a real problem in the story that we may never get an answer why. >> a sticking point for people, why did it take 11 months to get to the desk of the state attorney's office. no doubt about that. i was appalled about the nature of the press conference. i think for people watching it, it didn't give you a good feeling coming out of it? >> no, it was like a big joke. he was telling jokes and laughing, and the former state attorney was laughing. >> smiling like we see there. >> he was playing ed mcmahon it
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would be funny if it wasn't about the allegations of rape. it makes you question about what is going on in the 21st century that this is allowed. it was troubling, and a lot of us felt that way. >> it will be a great column, as it always is. a lot of people will want to vote for jamison. you a heisman trophy vote. give me your thought process as you cast your vote. >> i was reluctant to vote for him when the charges were hanging out there. now they are cleared up, i really have to consider voting for him, and i think he will win. i think he will win in a landslide, winston. he is definitely in the running again. he has to be on my ballot and everyone else. >> christine, always a pleasure to catch up with you. a subaru...
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